95 Suzuki gsx600 katana won't start?? - Wrist Twisters
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 08-12-2014, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
BikeJockey
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Northwood
Posts: 51
Rep Power: 1
 
95 Suzuki gsx600 katana won't start??

I bough this bike yesterday for my brother to ride, everything seemed fine it ran good all day and then the next day it wouldn't start. Key is on killswitch disengaged in neutral, click starter and nothing happens doesn't click nothing at all. Like we're not even clicking the dang button

wonderbread1127 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 08-12-2014, 04:42 PM
Tirone Choolaces
 
marylandmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 11,148
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage

Awards Showcase
Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Donation Donation 
Total Awards: 3

I would start with the battery. Take it out and have it load tested.

marylandmike is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 08-12-2014, 04:48 PM
Ian
 
HeliMech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 3,313
Rep Power: 1
 
Here are a few more ideas after you get the battery charged and tested ....

- check the kickstand switch & wiring
- check the kill switch wiring
- Check the main ignition wiring

HeliMech is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 Old 08-12-2014, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
BikeJockey
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Northwood
Posts: 51
Rep Power: 1
 
The battery has a full charge. It'll push start and run. I'll check the kickstand wiring. I wouldn't know how to go about checking the others though

wonderbread1127 is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 08-12-2014, 04:58 PM
Tirone Choolaces
 
marylandmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 11,148
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage

Awards Showcase
Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Donation Donation 
Total Awards: 3

Your battery can have a full charge (12V) and still not be able to put out enough current to start the bike if it has a bad cell or something.

marylandmike is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 08-12-2014, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
BikeJockey
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Northwood
Posts: 51
Rep Power: 1
 
That could happen overnight?

wonderbread1127 is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 08-12-2014, 05:17 PM
Tirone Choolaces
 
marylandmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 11,148
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage

Awards Showcase
Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Donation Donation 
Total Awards: 3

When my battery went bad, I had ridden the bike the day before and the next day it wouldn't turnover, even having been on the tender all night. I had a new battery on the shelf and popped it in and it started right up. If you are sure it's not the battery, then skip that, but 90% of the "my bike won't start" threads end with a bad battery being the culprit.

In any case, I hope you get it figured out quick. Sucks not being able to ride!

marylandmike is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 08-12-2014, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
BikeJockey
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Northwood
Posts: 51
Rep Power: 1
 
Alright I'll test the output on the battery and the cells, or pop mine from my Honda in it and see.

wonderbread1127 is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 08-12-2014, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
BikeJockey
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Northwood
Posts: 51
Rep Power: 1
 
Battery tested good, still swapped the batteries and didn't work. Some ridiculous wiring all over from previous owner time to trace some wires

wonderbread1127 is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 09-04-2014, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
BikeJockey
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Northwood
Posts: 51
Rep Power: 1
 
Turned out to be clutch wire, clutch cable was frayed and not fully engaging. Now we are waiting for one in the mail

wonderbread1127 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Wrist Twisters forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome